Australia Votes: A question of national identity

National Exhibition Register

  • The elephant in the room
    Nigel Appleton The elephant in the room, 2016
    synthetic polymer
    1800 x 1350 mm

About the exhibition


New Zealand has asked itself the question. Is it Australia’s turn next.

The question, 'should we change our flag'?. This exhibition does not try to answer this question for the viewer, instead it asks the viewer 'Why'. Why do you believe we should change the flag, both yes and no. The artworks prompt the viewer to look at this debate from different points of view. Australia Votes is an exhibition that takes the viewer on a journey that explores the debate from both sides and from different points of view.

What category does this art fall into – Protest, political or contemporary? Because it asks questions of the viewer with no right or wrong answers. It’s all about the journey though the exhibition and the debate. The subject matter is current and of our time.

Artists and Curator

Nigel Appleton

Nigel Appleton

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
19/11/2019 - 03/12/2023
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Accompanying materials available
Interpretative/Didactic Panels
Primary contact
Nigel Appleton
0418 787 797